Posted by: Ron DuBour | May 24, 2018

“Why we do what we do”~by Michael Graves



“Why we do what we do”

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We create.
In order to grasp a clearer sense of that
which stretches out behind. 
And from this sighting, spot
those points which help us plot
a course along the path which lies ahead.

And what is this trip, but
sensation and adventure? What is life, but
a search for realization and amazement
among the round, gray rocks
of an eternal seaside? An
entertaining side-trip into a realm
where we imagine ourselves as not
all-powerful and omniscient?
We create.

If you wait for the Muse
to bequeath you your gift
what you desire will never arrive.
We create.

If, along the road, you see
the diamond of your dreams, it’s up to you
to draw it close
or pass it by. It’s your diamond.
Why should it matter
to anyone else what you do with it?
Until you do with it
what you will.
And upon that, for someone else
may rest everything.

We create.
The future
lies only in the realm of magic.
For nowhere else is it to be found.
It is only as
you create
it. And how else
would you describe magic?

Naught but memories inhabit the past.
Nothing living to be found there.
You may as well search the eyes
of those you see along the way
for the ghosts of lovers who have
long since left the room.
Many do. And live lost in the search.

We create.
We dance on metaphysical toes
across a very personal universe.
We do what we do
for love of the dance.
And for the entertainment.

–Graves 10/18/16

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